For Business


The foreign labor force is an essential part of the US economy. There are various ways for companies or businesses to petition the temporary service of foreign nationals and Velez & Cipriano, PLLC is ready and able to prepare your petitions and advise on issues ranging from plausibility to compliance.

Our office advises clients and prepares petitions for the following business-based visa categories:


  • E-1 Visa (Treaty Trader)
  • H-1B Temporary Worker Visa (Specialty Occupation)
  • L-1 Intracompany Transferee Visa
  • O-1 Extraordinary Ability or Achievement Visa
  • P-1 Athletics or Entertainment Visa
  • R-1 Religious Workers Visa
  • TN Mexican and Canadian Worker (NAFTA) Visa

IMMIGRANT VISAS (Employment-Based or EB classifications)

  • Employment First Preference (EB-1): Priority Workers
  • Employment Second Preference (EB-2): Professionals Holding Advanced Degrees
    and Persons of Exceptional Ability
  • Employment Third Preference (EB-3): Skilled Workers, Professionals, and Unskilled Workers (Other Workers)
  • Employment Fourth Preference (EB-4): Certain Special Immigrants
  • Employment Fifth Preference (EB-5): Immigrant Investor (see For Investors section for more details)


Contact Velez & Cipriano, PLLC for a consultation to evaluate the appropriate strategy for your company’s needs. We have successfully petitioned for numerous non-immigrant and immigrant workers on behalf of a diverse group of client businesses.